Rachel Taylor Brown’s 7 small winter songs (BandCamp)

A real charmer for your streaming pleasure this Friday … “I wrote this little album in one day and Jeff (Stuart Saltzman) and I recorded it in three, in the middle of recording Half Hours With the Lower Creatures. It started as a kind of joke/challenge I made to a friend, who declined to participate.Continue reading “Rachel Taylor Brown’s 7 small winter songs (BandCamp)”

CD of the Week: Kremerata’s Weinberg

Mieczyslaw Weinberg Gidon Kremer; Kremerata Baltica ECM New Series 2368/69 (2XCD) The revival of music by Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996) is provided significant momentum by this double-disc set from ECM. Violinist Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica project prove to be ardent interpreters of Weinberg’s works. The release’s program includes chamber music and compositions for largerContinue reading “CD of the Week: Kremerata’s Weinberg”

Friday: Taka Kigawa and Ensemble LPR

On Friday, pianist Taka Kigawa joins Ensemble LPR for a program of contemporary classical music, both watershed works and new offerings. The concert’s centerpiece is Ligeti’s Piano Concerto. The Ensemble also performs Varèse’s Octandre and Gallery Music by composer/conductor Brad Lubman (best known for his work with Ensemble Signal). Kigawa also plays two solo pieces, Joule by Dai Fujikura and The Thinking Eye by areaContinue reading “Friday: Taka Kigawa and Ensemble LPR”

Joycut: W4U

In support of their latest album Piecesofuswereleftontheground, Italian dark wave collective Joycut tours the US in February and March (dates below) JOYCUT North American Tour 02.24 NEW YORK (NY) – Mercury Lounge 02.25 PHILADELPHIA (PA) – Johnny Brenda’s 02.26 BROOKLYN (NY) – Glasslands 02.27 TRENTON (NJ) – Mill Hill Basement 02.28 NEWARK (DE) – Mojo MainContinue reading “Joycut: W4U”

Mogwai – Rave Tapes

Mogwai Rave Tapes Sub Pop Mogwai’s eighth studio album, Rave Tapes, has to be taken with a handful of ironic humor. The thought of the Glasgow collective hosting raves leads one to imagine the horrified attendees, mellow thoroughly harshed, streaming away en masse in search of various 12-step program meetings. That said, Rave Tapes doesContinue reading “Mogwai – Rave Tapes”